Con Edison Issues Agenda for C&I Energy Efficiency Summit; Reminds Customers to Register

NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Con Edison Green Team has issued the agenda for its upcoming Energy Efficiency Summit, featuring best-selling author, world-class guitarist and motivational speaker Robin Crow as the keynote speaker. The Energy Efficiency Summit 2012: Transform Your Property into a High Performance Building will be held May 1 at the Hilton New York.  Owners of commercial and industrial properties should register at

Summit attendees will learn about energy-saving strategies and services, advanced technologies and valuable incentives through a combination of educational sessions, a products showcase, exhibits and a networking event. Educational breakout sessions in the Mercury Ballroom include:

  • 10:00-10:45 a.m. Modernization of Building Envelope through Energy Efficiency, moderated by Ilana Judah, International Assoc., AIA, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Sustainability, Senior Associate, FXFOWLE Architects

    John Hannum, Vice President, Energy & Building Sciences, Israel Berger & Associates
    Tony Camarota, President & CEO, EPOX-Z
    Dave Davenport, Principal, Harlem Greenfit Management & Urban Greenfit, LLC
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m. Using the Latest Lighting Technologies to Improve the Work Environment and Save Money, moderated by Peter Jacobson, Lighting Specialist, Con Edison

    Marty Salzberg, Senior Associate, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
    Tim Kehrli, Director of Sales, Energy Solutions, Lutron Electronics
    Andrew Lindstrom, LC, Director of Business Development for LED Lamps and Systems, Philips Lighting
  • 1:00-1:45 p.m. "Knowledge is Power" – Learn How these Con Edison Customers Used the C&I Program to Benefit their Organization, moderated by Lauren Morin, Business Development Representative, Lockheed Martin 

    Bill Woods, Assistant Building Manager, Edward J. Minskoff Equities
    Dianne Anderson, Sustainability Manager, NYU
    Joe Kinney, Senior Project Engineer, New Yorker Hotel Management Company
    Daniel Gonzalez, Resident Manager, Trump Organization
  • 2:00-2:45 p.m. Benefits of Plant Optimization, moderated by Steven Baumgartner, PE, CEM, HBDP, LEED AP, Energy Engineer, Associate, Buro Happold

    Hemant Mehta, President, WM Group Engineers
    Jamie Dalton, Account Executive, Optimum Energy
    David Klee, Director, Optimized Building Solutions, Johnson Controls
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Using Energy-Efficiency Upgrades to Increase Data Center Capabilities, moderated by Mark Bramfitt, PE, Principal, Bramfitt Consulting

    Julius Neudorfer, CTO, North American Access Technologies, Inc.
    John Collins, President, Cirrant Partners, Inc.
    Brad Morgan, Cooling Solutions Manager, Electronic Environments
    Mark Davidson, Chief Sustainability Officer, JouleX Enterprise Energy Management
    Paul Garrin, Vice President & CIO, Lighthouse International

Michael Harrington, Manager, Targeted Demand Side Management Program, Con Edison will facilitate the following Con Edison Connection sessions in the Trianon Ballroom:

  • 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Convert to Natural Gas, Joseph McGowan, Manager, Gas Customer Solutions, Con Edison
  • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.  Customer Sited Solar PV and Combined Heat and Power Systems, Margarett Jolly, Distributed Generation Ombudsperson, Con Edison
  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Electric Vehicles: Market Conditions and Challenges, John Shipman, Department Manager, Electric Vehicles, Con Edison
  • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Demand Response and the Benefits of Controlling Your Load, Colin Smart, Section Manager, Commercial Customer Solutions, Con Edison

More than 100 Market Partners are expected to exhibit, several of which are scheduled to demonstrate energy-efficient technologies and techniques at the Pitch Stop products showcase in the Rendezvous Trianon. Pitch Stop presentations include:






10:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Jeffrey A. McGaughey

PowerTron Global

PermaFrost NMR Nanotechnology


10:30 – 10:50 a.m.

Richard Rogers

Mitsubishi Electric

Variable Refrigerant Flow


11:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Andrew Topinka & Philip J.A. Ling

Technical Group Services, Inc. &

Powersmiths International Corp.

High-Efficiency Transformers


11:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Christopher Pedecine

Daikin McQuay

High-Efficiency Rooftop Units


1:00 – 1:20 p.m.

Greg Fricke &

Jeff Deals

Leonard Powers, Inc. &

Hamilton Engineering

High-Efficiency Condensing Boiler Technology


1:30 – 1:50 p.m.

Matthew Minks

Centron Lighting

LED Fixture Replacement vs. Retrofit


2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Jim Bos

James W. Bos, LLC

Elevator Efficiency


2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Tim Lynch

PEPCO Controls

Wireless DDC Control Technology


3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Dr. Scott Thayer &

Jim Mishler

ThermaXX Jackets

Thermal Jackets for Specialty Equipment


3:30 – 3:50 p.m.

Declan Daly

Glass Energy

Window Film


Property and facility managers, engineers and energy managers, C-level executives, energy consultants, architects, designers, contractors, distributors and installers can register for the Summit at For more information about the Summit email or call 1-877-797-6347. 

The Con Edison Green Team has an energy efficiency program available for almost everyone. To learn which program is right for you, call the Green Team at 1-877-860-6118 or visit

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $39 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit us on the Web at, at our green site,, or find us on Facebook at Power of Green.

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